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A guide to the Maggie Baylis photograph of Queen Elizabeth (passenger liner), 1942 Mar 13
P79-128 (SAFR 14918)  
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  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Maggie Baylis photograph of Queen Elizabeth (passenger liner)
    Date: 1942 Mar 13
    Identifier/Call Number: P79-128 (SAFR 14918)
    Photographer: Baylis, Maggie
    Physical Description: 3 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Maggie Baylis photograph of Queen Elizabeth (passenger liner) (P79-128, SAFR 14918) consists of the camera original black-and-white 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 in. safety negative, a black-and-white 5-3/4 x 4-1/2 in. copy negative, and a black-and-white 4 x 4 in. copy print (on a 8 x 10 in. sheet) of the passenger liner Queen Elizabeth at dock in San Francisco during World War II photographed by Maggie Baylis on March 13, 1942.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P79-128 (SAFR 14918), Maggie Baylis photograph of Queen Elizabeth (passenger liner), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    The negative was owned by Neil Malloch and donated by him to the National Maritime Museum at San Francisco's Photograph Department in 1979. The photograph was accessioned by Golden Gate National Recreation Area as blanket accession of the historic photographs from the Photograph Department (GOGA-789) in 1985 and subsequently transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as part of a blanket accession (SAFR-1) in 1988.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Maggie Baylis was a noted San Francisco landscape architect from the 1940s to 1971. After her husband's death, she began writing and illustrating several books on gardening and landscaping, including House Plants for the Purple Thumb (1973) and appeared on radio and television. She died on December 10, 1997.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Maggie Baylis photograph of Queen Elizabeth (passenger liner) (P79-128, SAFR 14918) consists of the camera original black-and-white 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 in. safety negative, a black-and-white 5-3/4 x 4-1/2 in. copy negative, and a black-and-white 4 x 4 in. copy print (on a 8 x 10 in. sheet) of the passenger liner Queen Elizabeth at dock in San Francisco during World War II photographed by Maggie Baylis on March 13, 1942.
    The shot was taken out of a window in war time by Maggie Baylis from Alta Street (originally this was documented as taken from Gerke Alley) on Telegraph Hill. At the time, Ms. Baylis was experimenting with photography and trying for a certain affect when she took the photograph.

    Collection Arrangement

    No arrangement as the collection consists of a single image.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945
    Queen Elizabeth (passenger vessel)
    San Francisco Bay (Calif.)--Harbor
    Black-and-white negatives